Jason Barry-Smith

Jason Barry-Smith


Jason Barry-Smith’s study in Brisbane, Munich, London and Rome led him to a singing career on the Australian and New Zealand concert, music theatre, and operatic stage.

With almost 40 roles in his repertoire, Jason performed in some of Opera Queensland’s most successful productions since 1995, and he’s also performed for the Brisbane Biennial, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Opera Australia (Opera on the Beach), the Tokyo Arts Foundation, the State Opera of South Australia, New Zealand Arts Festival, and New Zealand Opera.  He also created the roles of Aldo in Mimma – A Musical of War & Friendship, Samuel in Electric Lenin for NORPA and Julian in Quartet for the New Zealand Arts Festival. He’s also a well known singing teacher, musical director, arranger, and director who specialises in regional community based arts projects.

Current Performances

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Regional Do We Need Another Hero?

Do We Need Another Hero? is a joyful celebration of songs about bravery and heroism. From pop to opera, country to classical, this live musical tribute features chart-topping anthems and…

Do We Need Another Hero?

Past Performances

Saturday 28 November

Performance Opera Queensland Under the Stars

Ten principal artists, a mighty 60-strong Opera Queensland Chorus, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and a choir of young singers from Yeronga State High School are gathering to celebrate 40 years…

19 - 27 May

Regional Festival of Outback Opera

Outback Queensland comes alive this May with the inaugural Festival of Outback Opera. ACCESS YOUR COMPLIMENTARY PROGRAM HERE Presented by Opera Queensland in association with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, the Festival visits Winton,…

14 - 23 July 2022

Performance La Traviata

Love, intensity, heartache Violetta is the ultimate party girl, a courtesan who can charm her way into the life of anyone she chooses. Then she meets Alfredo and the rules…

Regional Tour May-June 2022

Regional The Sopranos – Regional Tour

Opera Queensland’s The Sopranos, celebrates the bold and rebellious roles women have played throughout the history of music. In this rich and exciting production, women dare to be different, love…

Tuesday 16 – Monday 22 May 2023

Regional Festival of Outback Opera

“Only the countless stars in the night skies could provide a sufficiently high rating to this stellar event and its long-lasting impact on the lives it touches.” Limelight Magazine Presented…

Wednesday 27 September – Thursday 28 September 2023

Family friendly FIZZ!

Opera Queensland brings the magic of opera to our youngest fans with a revival of the whacky, weird and wonderful production FIZZ! Based on the classic comic opera The Elixir…

Workshop Christmas Group Vocal Workshops

Take your singing to the next level this Christmas with Opera Queensland Join Jason Barry-Smith and Susan Ellis for a series of group vocal workshops and two performance opportunities to…

Tuesday 23 May 2023

Regional The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home is a free community concert and sing-along event featuring soprano Katie Stenzel and baritone Jason Barry-Smith, joined by favourite local talent. Opera Queensland invites locals and…

Regional Outback River Lights Festival

Paroo Shire Council is hosting Opera Queensland for a concert, a sing-along and a series of school holiday workshops from Wednesday, 12 April, to Friday, 13 April, at the Outback…

Workshop Sing with Opera Queensland: Christmas Edition

Celebrate Christmas through song with Opera Queensland. Returning by popular demand! Join Jason Barry-Smith, Susan Ellis and other favourite Opera Queensland artists for a special series of group vocal workshops,…

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